In 2022, bans on restrictions on smoking people will be tightened. Pavel Korytov, a lawyer from the European Legal Service, told Prime about this on December 26.
According to him, next year, fines of up to 3 thousand rubles for smoking will begin to be imposed on real estate objects and enterprises. In addition, responsibility for a fire caused by a smoker will be toughened.
“Starting this year, responsibility for smoking at such facilities is provided under Art. 20.4 of the Administrative Code (“Violation of fire safety requirements”). The fine for citizens is from 2 thousand to 3 thousand rubles, and in the event of a fire due to such a violation – up to 5 thousand rubles, ”he explained.
The lawyer also noted that the government is discussing measures to ban the sale of tobacco to persons born in 2015 and later, even after they reach the age of majority. Besides, cigarettes will rise in price next year.
Korytov recalled that the Demography national project set a goal to reduce the number of smokers in Russia to 10% by 2024. According to him, almost a decade of fighting against smoking has been carried out within the framework of the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was signed by 180 countries, including Russia.
On December 10, State Duma deputy, head of the “Sober Russia” project, Sultan Khamzaev, proposed introducing a fine for smoking near pregnant women or minors. He turned to the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko, with a request to assess “the feasibility of introducing a new provision into the draft edition of the future Administrative Code of Russia, providing for a fine of 5 thousand rubles for violating the established ban.”
In October, it was reported that Russian specialists intend to create a system that would track those who smoke cigarettes and vapes in the wrong places.
Since January 1 of this year, residents of Russia were banned from smoking in medical institutions, points of sale and in warehouses, and then the requirements for equipping smoking areas in the open air came into force.